Race and Indigenous Politics

Americas | 19.09.18

Standing Up for the Lakota

In writing Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Final Showdown, Bikem Ekberzade gained unprecedented access to the key players in the Dakota Pipeline Access protest – sharing their stories for the very first time.

Asia | 05.10.17

From Military Dictatorship to Democracy

The author of Pathways that Changed Myanmar says it’s no coincidence that the end of military rule has seen the dawn of a new pathology of cultural violence in the country.

Asia | 08.09.17

Our Race Will be Eliminated

Why, in the changing landscape of Myanmar, have there emerged actors so fierce that they seek to kill off whatever threat to their religion lurks amidst them?

Race and Indigenous Politics | 21.08.17

By Any Means Necessary

An emerging Black middle class and political representation cannot change the nature of a racist society. Even a Black man in the White house could do nothing to reverse the tide of racial oppression. – Kehinde Andrews talks Black Radicalism.

Culture and Media | 08.12.16

Gaza Hacker Kids

Who are Gaza Hacker Team? In this extract from Digital Jihad, Erik Skare introduces us to a group of electronic jihadists and script kiddies who have been active for over eight years.

Culture and Media | 10.11.16

Imagined Identities

What do we do when locality is no longer an independent variable by which to analyse or shape the world we inhabit? In this extract from Diasporas Gerd Baumann re-examined the notion of community and of national and cultural identity.

Race and Indigenous Politics | 10.11.16

What’s a Border Wall For?

The average annual per capita GDP of the countries that have built walls or fences at their borders since the fall of the Berlin Wall is $14,067; the average for the countries on the other side of these barriers is $2,801. Here Reece Jones answers the question: what’s a border wall really for?

Africa | 19.10.16

Wangari Maathai and Peace on Earth

The legacy of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai’s life is a crucial reminder that peace on earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment.

Africa | 19.10.16

Leymah Gbowee the Peace Warrior

Leymah Gbowee’s rise from social worker to Nobel Peace Laureate paved the way for the first elected female president in Africa in 2006. Here we take a look at her life and work.

Race and Indigenous Politics | 01.10.16

Race Riots or Class War?

In this introduction to Year of Fire, Year of Ash, his recently republished history of the Soweto Uprising of 1976, Baruch Hirson explains the history of violence and of political organising in the township in the months and years preceding the student revolt that shook the apartheid regime.

Development | 29.09.16

The alt. Development Reading List

The alt. Development reading list features classics of alternative and critical development studies, addressing issues of colonialism, racism in development, gender in development as well as the effects of climate change.

Zed | 27.09.16

The alt. University Reading List

With a looming high-stakes US election, the rise of the European far right and ongoing humanitarian crises, the new academic term is the time to tackle the underlying political, institutional and social causes head on.

Africa | 23.09.16

The alt. Africa Reading List

Take a look at the alt. Africa reading list and equip yourself with classic works of African history, culture and African current affairs.